HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING APPRENTICESHIPS

HAIRDRESSING (LEVEL 2 + 3)

WHY HAIRDRESSING?

Hairdressing is in the top 10 most popular apprenticeships, with around
14,000 people starting them each year in England alone. Hairdressing is routinely voted as one of the happiest jobs in the world, winning votes for job satisfaction, creativity and using your skills everyday. An apprenticeship can provide you with an opportunity to learn a trade whilst still earning a wage. A typical school leaver going into an apprentice can be looking to earn £8000.00 per annum, based on a 37.5 hour week.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME?

A typical apprentice can qualify within 24 months. Minimum
requirements for length of course are 372 days.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

We currently have no formal entry requirements, however you will need to guarantee a place through interview.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

The Diploma for Hair Professionals is a work-based qualification that is designed to ensure that you as the Apprentice is salon ready once you complete their qualification. If you haven’t already obtained GCSEs in Maths and English, you will be required to complete Functional Skills.

The NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing is a work-based qualification. This qualification is for
apprentices who have completed either the Diploma for Hair Professional Standards or have an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. If you haven’t already obtained GCSEs in Maths and English, you will be required to complete Functional Skills.

WHAT UNITS WILL I COVER?

Mandatory Units:

  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  •  

Optional Units:

  • Hair Extension Services
  • Perming
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Apprentices will also learn and develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours which are embedded within the hairdressing units:

  • Professionalism and Values
    Behaviours and communication
    Safe working practices

Provide Client Consultation Services
Creatively Style and Dress Hair
Creatively Cut Hair using a Combination of Techniques
Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair
Hair Colour Correction Services
Develop, Enhance and Evaluate your Creative Hairdressing Skills
Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Promotional Activities

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The final part of your apprenticeship is the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical assessment carried out by an external examiner where the apprentice will demonstrate they can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. The end-point assessment will be graded a Pass or Distinction.

The final part of your apprenticeship is the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical assessment carried out by an external examiner where the apprentice will demonstrate they can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. The end-point assessment will be graded a Pass or Distinction.

BARBERING APPRENTICESHIPS

WHY barbering?

Barbering is in the top 10 most popular apprenticeships. Barbering services has become increasingly popular and in demand, with the men’s grooming market growing consistently and specialist barber shops and hairdressing salons rising to meet this interest with around 14,000 people starting them each year in England alone. Barbering is routinely voted as one of the happiest jobs in the world, winning votes for job satisfaction, creativity and using your skills everyday. An apprenticeship can provide you with an opportunity to learn a trade whilst still earning a wage. A typical school leaver going into an apprentice can be looking to earn £8000.00 per annum, based on a 37.5 hour week.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME?

A typical apprentice can qualify within 24 months. Minimum
requirements for length of course are 372 days.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

We currently have no formal entry requirements, however you will need to guarantee a place through interview.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

The Diploma for Barbering Professionals is a work-based qualification that is designed to ensure that you as the Apprentice is shop floor ready once you complete their qualification. If you haven’t already obtained GCSEs in Maths and English, you will be required to complete Functional Skills.

The NVQ Level 3 Barbering is a work-based qualification. This qualification is for apprentices who have completed either the Diploma for Barbering Professional Standards or have an NVQ Level 2 in Barbering. If you haven’t already obtained GCSEs in Maths and English, you will be required to complete Functional Skills.

WHAT UNITS WILL I COVER?

Mandatory Units:

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish mens hair
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Advise and consult with clients

Optional Units:

  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

 

Apprentices will also learn and develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours which are embedded within the hairdressing units:

  • Professionalism and Values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices

Mandatory Units:

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
  • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
  • Provide shaving services

 

You will then be able to select a minimum of two optional units from a range of ten units which includes:
Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments
Colour and lighten men’s hair
Hair colour correction services

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The final unit is the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical assessment carried out by an external examiner where the apprentice will demonstrate they can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. The end-point assessment will be graded a Pass or Distinction.

The final unit is the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical assessment carried out by an external examiner where the apprentice will demonstrate they can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. The end-point assessment will be graded a Pass or Distinction.

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